Some Ontario grocery stores to sell beer starting today

Some Ontario grocery stores to sell beer starting today

But you’ll be disappointed if you want more than a six-pack


TORONTO – Shoppers at some Ontario supermarkets will be able to put some beer in the cart along with their groceries starting today.

Premier Kathleen Wynne will make it official this morning at a Toronto Loblaws (on Leslie Street near Eastern Avenue).

The rollout follows a deal with the Beer Store earlier this year, which will eventually see 450 grocery stores — large and small — stock beer by 2017.

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The government aims to have up to 60 locations selling beer within the next two weeks.

Ontario has previously announced there would be 25 in the Greater Toronto Area, 16 in western Ontario, 13 in the eastern parts of the province and six in the north, split between large and small grocers.

The Beer Store will keep the exclusive right to sell 24-packs and most 12-packs in the province, while grocery stores will only carry six-packs.